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I’m 23 years old, female, from the United States. I’ve been a DailyLit member since August 01, 2009. My reading interests include ANYTHING UNDER THE SUN..
Like the love for a Lolita, the tremors seized his body as she turned the pages that lead to the very being of a John Thomas.
In my mind, John Adams. After reading David McCulloughs biography about Adams, I totally fell into complete admiration for John Adams personality and character. He'd be in a fictional novel, no doubt, possibly something along the lines of a Thomas Pynchon book. lol.
Jim Morrison = Arthur Rimbaud
When I was in high school(and now currently in college) I had read all the required reading before it was actually required for me to read it. So I loved reading over and over books that I was already so fondly familiar with. But I'd have to say that Albert Camus "The Stranger" because it really opened up a whole new world for me that I had already experienced (in terms of leading an ordinary life) but did not know existed. And through "The Stranger" I found existentialism and Jean-Paul Sartre's "Being and Nothingness". . .
Tristessa (Jack Kerouac)
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (F. Nietzsche)
Maggie Cassady (Jack Kerouac)
Visions Of Cody (Jack Kerouac
Visions Of Gerard (Jack Kerouac)
Do those count?
I would take a summer vacation to F.Scott Fitzgeralds "Tender Is The Night" in the French Riviera. The fist 40 pages of the book talks way too much about a girl laying on the beach, observing the many family's and individuals who are staying on the resort, but for the most part I wouldn't really mind doing that in real life.
I'd also stay in Ernest Hemingways "A Moveable Feast" in the Paris winter(not summer, I know) checking out books from Shakespeare&Company, and writing short stories all day and every day. But for a more summer outlook, also Hemingways "The Sun Also Rises", traveling in Spain and celebrating with the spaniards at the 2 week festivals!
"This Side Of Paradise" by F. Scott Fitzgerald and "On The Road" by Jack Kerouac
@domino Wow. I think you're my literary soulmate :D "Being And Nothingness" by Jean-Paul Sartre is one my favorite books.
I remember reading "On The Road" when I was 13. Mostly because I was really into The Doors and Jim Morrison.
But if you wanna talk "adult", it would be "Tropic Of Cancer" by Henry Miller and soon after "Delta Of Venus" by Anis Nin. . .And I was in high school by then. And just like @annaj312 I was pretty mortified myself knowing that Miller and Nin wrote those books during conventional times. Then again, Nin was French and Miller was. . .well. . .You know.
Yeah! That sounds awesome! Wow! Thanks!
I know people are going to hate me for saying this but I really hated J.D. Salingers "Catcher In The Rye". I remember reading it in the 8th grade and hating it. Then I decided to read it again my Jr. year in high school to see if I felt different about. I never really thought I'd "hate" a book because the author puts a lot of effort and courage into what they write, and the fact that they actually got a book published counts for a lot. But I really hated "Catcher In The Rye". I have to agree with @snider as well. When I saw this thread, Joseph Conrad's "Heart Of Darkness" came to mind as well. It was required reading in high school. The book isn't a big read, but the darn thing is boring! *shields herself for the stoning*
"He had kissed her hand, and rubbed it, 'I'm pretending I can keep you," he had said, 'I'm pretending it's as easy as this."
from Ann Beattie's "Falling In Place"
This question has probably been asked, but being new to DailyLit, I was curious as to what books would other people memorize if they were in the position of Guy Montag. As I recall, in "Fahrenheit 451", the character of Granger states to the group of professors and intellects that Montag is significant because he signifies their "back-up-copy" of "Book of Ecclesiastes."
So if we lived in a Orwellian world and fireman started busting houses for books, what book would YOU choose to memorize? I would memorize either "This SIde Of Paradise" by F.Scott Fitzgerald, "On The Road" by Jack Kerouac, and "A Moveable Feast" by Ernest Hemingway. Maybe memorize all three!!!
That's really hard. But for me I think my literary best friend(s) would be Howard Roark, Gail Wynand and Dominique Francon from Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead". Binx Boiling from Walker Percy's "The Moviegoer" and Sal Paradise from Jack Kerouac's "On The Road". . .
The worst I suppose would be the character/narrator from Albert Camus' "The Fall". . .
Can't really explain why these characters would be the best and worst of literary friends, but mostly because they appeal to me and I'd have little to say to them because we think too much alike. Cliche I know, but that's seriously the only way I can explain it!